LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Shelby GT500
As the muscle era was heating up Chevrolet released the all new Camaro, which called for an upgrade to the Mustang to compete. As with before, Carroll Shelby was called upon to ready to boost Mustangs performance reputation. The slightly larger 1967 Mustang was the perfect platform to introduce big-block power so the 428 CI Police Interceptor engine found its own home in the GT500. Rated at 355 HP, the Police Interceptor had the same performance camshaft that would later be used in the famed 428 Cobra Jet engine and employed dual-inline Holley 600 CFM 4-barrel carburetors with progressive linkage and vacuum-actuated secondaries on an aluminum intake manifold. To some it’s the ultimate muscle car/grand tourer, others love it for being the first Mustang to be powered by the 428. While many others just love it for the beautiful, powerful styling and Legendary name associated with it. Whether you’re a collector or enthusiast, and whatever your reasoning, there is no denying that they are one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time.
As per the Shelby registry, the example offered for sale was shipped new to Republic Ford Inc. in Houston, Texas and sold on 9/5/1967 to its original owner J.A. Campbell. Mr. Campbell ordered his new GT500 in Nightmist Blue paint complemented by a Black décor interior which remains one of the most sought-after color combinations. It was equipped from the factory with a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering and front disc brakes, Goodyear Polyglas tires on Shelby 10-spoke aluminum wheels, the Interior Décor group, fold-down rear seat and the Extra Cooling package.
In 2010, this Shelby received a rotisserie restoration and was refinished in its factory ordered Nightmist Blue with White striping. The Black Knitted Décor interior matches the rest of this car in its pristine presentation, incorporating the wood-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel, roll bar with inertia reel harnesses, below-dash Stewart Warner oil and ammeter gauges and 8,000 RPM tach that were all part of the Shelby GT treatment. Underneath is finished as it left the factory with red oxide primer floor pans with body color overspray, correct paint daubs and inspection markings. Under the hood, lies the 428ci Police Interceptor engine with dual quad intake which has been rebuilt to stock specifications and is in excellent working order. Finishing the look of the engine is a litany of correct markings and stickers.
This Shelby GT-500 is of course listed in the Shelby Registry and comes with complete bulletproof documentation from Marti Auto Works. The body and paint showing very well, ready to be shown or enjoyed as part of a collection. Beautiful, detailed restoration, fully documented and well equipped are all the elements making this an extremely desirable collector car, add to this the history of being an original Shelby GT-500 and you have one of the most desirable and sought-after muscle cars of all time.